Denise Morrison is President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, a manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup, sauces, snacks and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including “Campbell’s,” “Pepperidge Farm,” “Arnott’s,” “V8,” “Bolthouse Farms,” “Plum Organics” and “Kjeldsens.”
Denise has a distinguished track record of building strong businesses and growing iconic brands.
She became Campbell’s CEO in August 2011, after more than eight years at Campbell and more than 30 years in the food business. She is Campbell’s 12th leader in its 144-year history.
Denise joined Campbell in 2003 as President-Global Sales and Chief Customer Officer. She then served as President-Campbell USA and Senior Vice President and President-North America Soup, Sauces and Beverages. She was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2010, and she was also appointed as a Director of the Campbell’s board.
Previously, Denise was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Kraft Foods’ Snacks and Confections divisions, responsible for leading brands including Planters nuts, Life Savers candies, and Altoids mints. Her extensive food business experience also includes senior leadership roles at Nabisco, Nestle and Pepsi-Cola. She began her career at Procter & Gamble.
Denise is a founding member of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, an initiative of manufacturers and retailers to combat obesity in the marketplace, workplace, and schools. She also serves on the board of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, where she chairs its Health and Wellness Committee. Denise was named as a Vice Co-Chair of the Consumer Goods Forum in 2013 and serves on the organization’s board. Denise was named to President Barack Obama’s Export Council in 2012.
Denise previously served on the boards of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Ballard Power Systems Inc. She is a member of the board of directors for Catalyst and Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise). She is regularly named among the Fortune and Forbes Most Powerful Women.
Denise earned her B.S. degree in economics and psychology from Boston College, graduating magna cum laude.
She resides in Princeton, N.J., with her husband, Tom, and they have two children.